Diversity Data Report 2014

by Paul Taylor on September 28, 2015

We are required to annually collect, report and publish data on the diversity of our workforce. This data is confirmed below.

Role categories

Total number of respondents 90
Percentage for each role category within the firm:  
·       Solicitor (Sole Practitioner, Partner, Member or Director) 18.9%
·       Solicitor 17.8%
·       Other fee earning role 22.2%
·       Role directly supporting a fee earner 32.2%
·       Managerial role 2.2%
·       IT/HR/other corporate services role 7.8%
·       Barrister  
·       Chartered Legal Executive / Legal Executive (Fellow) 1.1%
·       Licensed Conveyancer  
·       Patent or Trade Mark Attorney  
·       Costs Lawyer  
·       Notary  
·       Prefer not to say 7.8%

 

Ownership and supervisory responsibilities in the firm

Total number of respondents 90
Percentage for each role within the firm:  
·       Solicitor (Sole Practitioner, Partner, Member or Director) 18.9%
·       Associate or Assistant 23.3%
·       Other employee or staff member 53.3%
·       Prefer not to say 3.3%
·       Did not answer 1.1%

 

Total number of respondents 90
Percentage of people having a share in the ownership of the firm 13.3%

 

Total number of respondents 90
Percentage of people having a responsibility for supervising or managing the work of lawyers or other employees 30%

 

Diversity questions:

Age bands (age in years)

Total number of respondents 90
Percentage within the firm:  
·       16-24 8.9%
·       25-34 16.7%
·       35-44 14.4%
·       45-54 24.4%
·       55-64 21.1%
·       65+ 6.7%
·       Prefer not to say 5.6%
·       Did not answer 1.1%

 

Gender

Total number of respondents 90
Percentage within the firm:  
·       Female 63.3%
·       Male 30%
·       Prefer not to say 5.6%
·       Did not answer 1.1%

 

Partners / Directors / Members / employees with disabilities (according to the definition in the Equality Act 2010)

Total number of respondents 90
Percentage within the firm:  
·       Yes 4.4%
·       No 87.8%
·       Prefer not to say 6.7%
·       Did not answer 1.1%

 

Partners / Directors / Members / employees with a health problem or disability which has lasted, or is expected to last, at least 12 months (according to the definition in the Equality Act 2010)

Total number of respondents 90
Percentage within the firm:  
·       Yes 6.7%
·       No 83.3%
·       Prefer not to say 8.9%
·       Did not answer 1.1%

 

Ethnic groups

Total number of respondents 90
Percentage within the firm:  
·       Asian background 10%
·       Mixed background 6.7%
·       Black background 2.2%
·       White background 76.7 %
·       Other ethnic background  
·       Prefer not to say 4.4%

 

Socio economic background – education:  state or fee paying school between the ages of 11 to 18

Total number of respondents 90
Percentage within the firm:  
·       Attended UK state school / comprehensive 67.8%
·       Attended UK independent / fee paying school 10%
·       Attended school outside the UK 8.9%
·       Prefer not to say 11.1%
·       Did not answer 2.2%

 

Socio economic background – education:  Those attending University (to study a BA, BSc course or higher) where they were the first generation in their family to do so

Total number of respondents 90
Percentage within the firm:  
·       Yes 24.4%
·       No 27.8%
·       Did not attend University 28.9%
·       Prefer not to say 14.4%
·       Did not answer 6.7%

 

Caring responsibilities:  Those who are the primary carer for a child or children under 18

Total number of respondents 90
Percentage within the firm:  
·       Yes 16.7%
·       No 77.8%
·       Prefer not to say 5.6%

 

Caring responsibilities:  Those who look after, or give any help or support to family members, friends, neighbours or others because of either long-term physical or mental ill health / disability or problems related to old age

Total number of respondents 90
Percentage within the firm:  
·       Yes 17.8%
·       No 70%
·       Prefer not to say 11.1%
·       Did not answer 1.1%